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Finish Line Script Competition

Finish Line Script Competition

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920 N. Orange Grove Avenue
#4
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 547-3395 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Michael Patterson, Contest Administrator

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
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Objective

It’s a fact that rewriting your screenplay or television pilot is an absolutely essential part of the successful process of perfecting story, character, structure, tone and theme. It’s from that reality that The Finish Line Script Competition was created.

The Finish Line redefines the screenwriting competition, embracing the rewrite as an essential component in any successful screenplay, and incentivizing every entrant to dig deeper, find their best draft, and win. With the guidance of a seasoned script consultant, you can work on your rewrites AFTER submitting your script to the competition and then, after reviewing their notes, RESUBMIT your script to us, having improved your draft and thus bettering your chances to WIN!

Our screenplay consultants will provide comprehensive development notes (5-6 pages) on your screenplay or pilot, for as many drafts as you choose, focusing on the fact that the STORY and WRITER are KING. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early March 4, 2019 $35 75
Regular May 16, 2019 $40 148
Late July 11, 2019 $40 204

Final Re-submissions due - 08/29/2019
Final Drafts due for quarter-finalists - 09/30/19
Final Drafts due for semi-finalists - 10/22/19

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Notification: November 01, 2019

Rules

Please see website for complete rules and guidelines.

Awards

The Grand Prize

The Grand Prize winner will receive $1750 as a cash prize.

The Grand Prize winner will either meet in person, Skype or speak via phone to up to 32 industry professionals ranging from literary managers, agents, development execs and producers. Please click on our mentors tab for full list.

The Grand Prize winner will receive free consultation from our script consultants for a year. The Grand Prize winner will receive $125.00 to spend at The Writer’s Digest online.

The Grand Prize winner will receive one year free membership to ISA Connect.

The Grand Prize winner will have free and complete access to our knowledge, advice, support and help as they get their script out into the maze that is the entertainment industry.

And…..as a cherry on top, as we’re all living in a world that needs as much love as possible, 5% of the earnings from the competition will be donated to the winner’s favorite charity.

The First Runner Up

The First Runner Up will receive $500 as a cash prize.

The First Runner Up may choose to send their script to two of our industry pros.

The First Runner Up will receive free consultation from our script consultants for a year.

The First Runner Up will receive $100.00 to spend at The Writer’s Digest online.

The First Runner Up will receive one year free membership to ISA Connect.

The Second Runner Up

Our Second Runner Up will receive $250 as a cash prize.

The Second Runner Up may choose to send their script to one of our industry pros.

The Second Runner Up will receive $75.00 to spend at The Writer's Digest online.

The Second Runner Up will receive one year free membership to ISA Connect.

Finish Line Script Competition

Contact

920 N. Orange Grove Avenue
#4
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 547-3395 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Michael Patterson, Contest Administrator

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Finish Line Script Competition

Contact

920 N. Orange Grove Avenue
#4
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 547-3395 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Michael Patterson, Contest Administrator

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

Finish Line Names Contest Winners

A TV pilot and two feature film scripts took top honors at the second Finish Line Script Competition. The winners were selected from more than 1,200 submissions, a more than 500 percent increase from the first competition, in 2016.

The Grand Prize winner, "Sugar Land," by R. B. Ripley, is an original TV pilot set in the anything-but-sweet world of sugar refining in Texas. First Runner Up honors go to "Desert Rain," a feature film script by Colleen Burns, about a journalist trying to get past a personal scandal by covering a story in Mogadishu. Second Runner Up is "A Fish for Rudy," a feature about a young fisherman in pre-war Australia.

In addition to receiving a $2,500 award, Competition winner R.B. Ripley's Grand Prize means his script will be sent directly to any actor, director, producer or production company he or she chooses. The prize package also includes one-on-one meetings - in person or via Skype or phone - with up to 28 literary agents, development executives or producers.

"The competition cares about writers and the extensive notes help with story and character while allowing the writer to maintain their voice, which is what makes any script special." the Los Angeles-based Ripley said. "t's important first and foremost to know what your story is about and once that's clear, all the help notes can give only improve upon the material."

As Ripley's pilot script suggests, the Finish Line Script Competition's year-to-year growth can in part be attributed to a significant increase in TV pilot submissions this year. While they made up 20 percent of submissions the first year, that total doubled to 40 percent in 2017.

Updated: 09/26/2017
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Finish Line Script Competition

Contact

920 N. Orange Grove Avenue
#4
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 547-3395 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Michael Patterson, Contest Administrator

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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